tl;dr: How can I be supportive to someone whose schizophrenia is not well controlled?
Not my diagnosis, my brother’s. The psychiatrist was 100% sure he was psychotic. We have a pretty heavy family history of schizophrenia on both sides of the family.
The whole experience has been pretty scary for me. I’m doing the best I can with it and one of my parents is supportive, as is my husband. He was getting distracted by things that weren’t there and was screaming. He was so distracted that he ran head first into a wall while we were walking in the hospital. They involuntarily admitted him to the hospital but he agreed to it so it went easier for him. When I hugged him he just froze up and seemed like he didn’t know what was happening.
The parent who is cooperative with his care has offered to take over his care, but I’m the one who is close to the resources he needs. I’ve sort of thought things would go this way (and that I would have to care for him) since I was a teenager 12 years ago but I never thought it would be this difficult. I’m going to see him today in the hospital and I just don’t know what to do or say to help him.
Any suggestions? I’m seriously open to anything at this point.